Queen Elizabeth II arrival at ASCOT
The centrepiece of Ascot’s year is held in June: Royal Ascot is without doubt the world’s most famous race meeting, steeped in history dating back to 1711. The royal family attend the meeting, arriving each day in a horse drawn carriage. It is a major event in the British social calendar. Although this has placed Ascot onto the British social map, it has many direct effects on the local community, not least of which are the associated traffic problems.